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Honeycomb Candy is sweet, crunchy and fun to make, and totally addictive!
If you’ve ever thought about making homemade candy but were afraid the recipe was too complicated, or hard to get just right, start with this honeycomb brittle by Martha Stewart. This recipe couldn’t be easier to follow and the results are consistently wonderful!
This easy honeycomb candy is made with a three simple ingredients, plus a little water.
Honeycomb candy brittle is made on the stove-top and takes about 15 minutes, start to finish.
Combine granulated sugar, honey and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Once the candy is a deep golden color and reaches 300 degrees F, remove from the heat and add baking soda. Whisk briefly just to combine and then watch the magic happen!
The candy brittle bubbles up and grows in volume by about three times its original size. Baking soda causes a chemical reaction giving the brittle its’ namesake appearance and airy texture. Immediately pour the mixture into a prepared pan and let it cool completely. That’s it!
Do you need special equipment to make honeycomb candy?
- For best results, use a candy or instant-read thermometer for this recipe. If you don’t have one, you can try and wing it, but it’s much more difficult to perfect the recipe. Take the guesswork out of candy making and achieve perfect results every time with a thermometer. Check the Amazon link featured below for an inexpensive instant-read thermometer you can use when making toffee, fudge, meats and even bread!
- With even heat distribution and a lower risk of burning, a well-made heavy-bottomed stainless saucepan makes all the difference. We don’t recommend using nonstick cookware when making candy.
How long will honeycomb candy keep?
We recommend storing honeycomb candy in an airtight container at room temperature. Humidity can cause the brittle to be sticky so use a good, well sealed container for storage. Honeycomb candy will keep for up to a week.
Honeycomb also travels well, making it great for gifting, especially during the holidays.
What are some other ways to use honeycomb candy?
What does honeycomb taste like?
This golden-hued candy taste like honey! I recommend using a good quality, light, floral honey that you love. The honey flavor is front and center so don’t use anything too strong or bitter. Enjoy!
One note of caution: If you have extensive dental work, you may want to skip eating honeycomb candy. Follow recommendations made by your dentist about eating toffee, taffy and brittle.
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- candy or instant read thermometer
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar (335g)
- ¼ cup honey (90g or 3oz)
- ¼ cup water (60g or 2oz)
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- Lightly spray a large baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium-large, heavy bottomed saucepan combine the sugar, honey and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
- Reduce the heat to medium-high and continue cooking and stirring until the mixture darkens and reaches 300°F.
- Remove from the heat and immediately add the baking soda. Quickly whisk the mixture, just until blended. The honeycomb will grow in volume by almost 3 times its' original size, so be careful.
- Immediately pour the hot candy onto the prepared baking sheet. Do not spread or touch the candy. Let the honeycomb cool completely before breaking into pieces.
- Store the honeycomb brittle in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
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